IU South Bend Attendance and Course Commitment Policy

IU South Bend Attendance and Course Commitment Policy

Preamble

Attendance and active participation in courses are key factors for academic success. Students who do not attend their classes and who do not complete their assignments in a timely manner are less likely to successfully complete their courses.

Policy

At the discretion of the academic department, students who do not attend the first scheduled week of classes and who have not made prior arrangements with their instructor may be subject to administrative withdrawal.

At the discretion of the faculty, students who miss more than 50% of their class meetings and/or who do not actively participate in their enrolled classes during the first four weeks of the fall or spring semesters may be subject to administrative withdrawal from their courses. Students may be administratively withdrawn regardless of their class level or standing. Note: The Attendance and Course Commitment Policy does not apply to summer classes.

  • Courses in which the Attendance and Course Commitment Policy applies are approved by the academic department and applies to all sections. Courses on the approved list will remain in approved status until otherwise repealed by the academic department. The Office of the Registrar will maintain and publish a list of courses that have been approved to enforce the Attendance and Course Commitment Policy.
  • In courses in which this policy applies, notice of the Attendance and Course Commitment Policy, including a definition of active participation, must be included in the course syllabus. Students must be informed that administrative withdrawal may have an impact on their financial aid awards and/or student visa status.
  • Faculty teaching courses in which this policy applies are encouraged to take attendance. To accommodate large lecture classes and courses taught through distance learning, submission of course assignments can be used to document attendance and participation. If faculty members choose to use course work submissions as the primary means of documenting attendance and active participation, a statement must be included in the course syllabus. If attendance is not taken and a student is subsequently withdrawn for not submitting any assignments, the due date of the first assignment will be the last date of attendance.
  • The instructor who initiates an administrative withdrawal may rescind it within one week of the original request.
  • Students who are administratively withdrawn from their courses after any refund period will not be eligible for a tuition refund.
  • Administrative withdrawal requests will be processed only during the periods listed below:
    • first week of the fall and spring semesters
    • between the end of the fourth week and the beginning of the fifth week of the fall and spring semesters
  • Academic units may establish an attendance policy that is more restrictive than outlined in this policy, but administrative withdrawal will occur only during the enforcement periods.
  • This policy will go into effect Fall 2011.

Suggested Syllabus Language (see notes below)

IU South Bend Attendance and Course Commitment Policy

This course has been approved to enforce the IU South Bend Attendance and Course Commitment Policy and the full text of this policy is available at
http://registrar.iusb.edu/attendance.php

As a student in this course, you are expected to attend scheduled class meetings and actively participate in all class activities. Students who miss the first week of the semester or who do not attend 50% of the scheduled class meetings before the end of the fourth week of the semester may be subject to administrative withdrawal. Regardless of attendance, students who do not actively participate in this class by not submitting a majority of their assignments by the posted due date are subject to administrative withdrawal. Students who are administratively withdrawn from this class after the fourth week will not be eligible for a tuition refund. Administrative withdrawals may have an impact on the student’s financial aid awards and visa status.

Suggested Syllabus Language Notes

Faculty are encouraged to define active participation for their classes and may edit the syllabus language to address these expectations. Per the Attendance and Course Commitment Policy, students must be informed that this policy is in effect and subsequent administrative withdrawals may have an impact on financial awards and student visa statuses.

Approved by the Academic Senate, April 29, 2011

The following courses have been approved to invoke the Attendance and Course Commitment Policy:

  • Raclin School of the Arts

    FINA-P 273
    Computer Art & Design I

    FINA-S 323
    Intermediate Photoshop

    FINA-S 324
    Page Layout and Design

    FINA-S 351
    Typography I (VT: Graphic Design II)

    JOUR-C 200
    Introduction to Mass Communication

    TEL-R 404
    Topical Seminal in Telecommunication

    SPCH-S 121
    Public Speaking

    SPCH-S 400
    Senior Seminar

    SPCH-S 427
    Cross Cultural Communication

  • School of Business and Economics

    BUS*
    All undergraduate courses beginning with BUS (Business)

    ECON*
    All undergraduate courses beginning with ECON (Economics)

  • College of Health Sciences

    AHLT-R 185
    Medical Terminology

    NURS-B 105
    Medical Terminology

    NURS-B 108
    Personal Health and Wellness

    NURS-B 109
    Personal Health and Wellness

  • School of Education

    EDUC-F 100
    Introduction to Teaching

    EDUC-F 201
    Exploring the Personal Demands of Teaching and Field Experience

    EDUC-K 305
    Teaching Exceptional Learner - Elementary School

    EDUC-K 345
    Academic / Behavior Assessment Mild Handicapped Child

    EDUC-K 362
    Team Approaches to the Education of Students with Disabilities

    EDUC-K 370
    Introduction to Language and Learning Disorders

    EDUC-K 505
    Introductory Special Education for Graduate Students

    EDUC-K 525
    Survey of Mild Handicaps

    EDUC-P 250
    General Educational Psychology

    EDUC-P 475
    Adolescent Development and Classroom Management

    EDUC-P 515
    Junior High and Middle School Curriculum

    EDUC-P 519
    Psycho-Educational Assessment of Exceptional Children

    EDUC-S 503
    Secondary School Curriculum

    EDUC-S 530
    Junior High and Middle School Curriculum

    EDUC-U 100
    Threshold Seminar

    EDUC-W 200
    Using Computers in Education

  • College of Liberal Arts and Sciences

    ANTH*
    All undergraduate courses

    CJUS*
    All undergraduate courses

    CMLT-C 190
    Introduction to Film Studies

    CMLT-C 293
    History of the Motion Picture I

    CMLT-C 294
    History of the Motion Picture II

    COAS-Q 110
    Introduction to Information Literacy

    CSCI-A 106
    Introduction to Computing

    CSCI-B 100
    Problem Solving Using Computers

    CSCI-C 101
    Computer Programming I

    ENG*
    All graduate and undergraduate courses (effective Spring 2014)

    GNST-G 203
    Introduction to General Studies

    GNST-G 400
    General Studies Senior Capstone Seminar

    HIST*
    All undergraduate courses

    INFO-I 101
    Introduction to Informatics

    PHIL-T 190
    Literary and Intellectual Traditions

    POLS*
    All Political Science Courses

    PSY-B 190
    Human Behavior and Social Institutions

    PSY-P 103
    General Psychology

    PSY-P 106
    General Psychology - Honors

    PSY-P 205
    Understanding Psychological Research

    PSY-P 211
    Methods of Experimental Psychology

    PSY-P 216
    Lifespan Developmental Psychology

    PSY-P 316
    Psychology of Childhood & Adolescence

    PSY-T 190
    Intellectual and Literary Traditions

    SOC*
    All undergraduate courses

    SPAN-S 101
    Elementary Spanish I

    SPAN-S 102
    Elementary Spanish II

    SPAN-S 203
    Second Year Spanish I

    SPAN-S 204
    Second Year Spanish II

    SPAN-S 275
    Hispanic Culture and Conversation

    WGS-B 399
    Race and Reproductive Rights

    WGS-L 207
    Women and Literature

    WGS-S 338
    Sociology of Gender Roles

    WGS-W 100
    Gender Studies

    WGS-W 299
    Research Methods in Women's Studies

    WGS-W 402
    Seminar in Gender Studies